Jan Ransom

Ransom covers the Boston Police Department and criminal justice stories for the Globe. She joined the Globe in 2015. A graduate of Howard University, her previous jobs include the New York Daily News, her hometown paper, and the Philadelphia Daily News where she was a city hall reporter.

Latest stories

Mother may have been on verge of murder-suicide when State Police found 3-year-old

By and Kiana Cole , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

The child was the subject of an Amber Alert after her mother, Lee-Ann Rickheit, allegedly kidnapped her in Worcester.

Mother of Conrad Roy III seeks $4.2m in wrongful death suit against Michelle Carter

By , Globe Staff

Lynn Roy says she is seeking damages “caused by the defendant’s negligence and wanton and reckless conduct.”

Michelle Carter receives 15 months in jail; will remain free pending appeal

By and , Globe Staff

A judge sentenced Michelle Carter to two and a half years, with 15 months to serve and 15 months probation, for goading her boyfriend to kill himself in a high-profile texting suicide case. However, he allowed Carter to remain free while awaiting appeal.

Boston police take to streets to reject Trump ‘thugs’ remark, celebrate community policing

By , Globe Staff

Elected officials and police traveled throughout the city for National Night Out, aimed at strengthening police-community relations.